Columbus , Ohio
June 28, 2017
June 28, 2017
June 28, 2017
IACEE Porto Declaration: A Global Challenge for Engineers
In the IACEE (International Association for Continuing Engineering Education – www.iacee.org) world conference held in May 2016 and under the theme “Innovation in Continuing Professional Development: A vision of the Future” a declaration was signed by participants. IACEE is an international organization dedicated to the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and to the Continuing Education in Engineering (CEE). The International Association for Continuing Engineering Education (IACEE) was founded in 1989 to foster a global network of organizations promoting lifelong engineering education and developing CPD and CEE across the world. IACEE recognizes the scale and complexity of the gap between existing solutions and the needs facing our planet and that the IACEE is uniquely placed to act on this opportunity. IACEE seeks to pivot the organization to connect individuals, universities, industry, government and NGO organizations to meet the grand challenges facing humanity and the world. Keeping with its dedication to leading lifelong learning, IACEE has developed and will continue to develop global initiatives to address those twenty-one century challenges threatening the survival of human kind through collaboration, design, creative thinking and engineering. IACEE wants to implement the declaration within the engineering community and influence a majority of stakeholders to comply with a framework of global sustainable development. CPD and CEE can influence on short term the pledge of the engineering community and of related sectors to a global commitment in actioning this call to service. This change and improvement can be obtained mostly by education and training of the engineering community around the world. Engineers and related stakeholders have a major influence in the world development. It is crucial that within a global and international arena the engineers take charge of the sustainable measures to ensure a future for the world. This called Porto Declaration can act as major beacon and motivation for all and especially for active engineers and for future engineers. Currently the association is implementing measures to materialize the goals of the Porto Declaration. It is the intention of IACEE to share and to discuss these plans in international arenas and the ASEE International Forum is a preferred stage. The plan, strategy and tactic will be presented and discussed in the paper version.
Soeiro, A., & Nørgaard, B., & Scalzo, K. A. (2017, June), IACEE Porto Declaration: A Global Challenge for Engineers Paper presented at 2017 ASEE International Forum, Columbus , Ohio. https://peer.asee.org/29283
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